If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, seek legal help as soon as possible. At Gould Injury Lawyers, each member of our Connecticut personal injury team has dedicated their careers to helping injured persons get the compensation they deserve.
We understand that these accidents can be extremely traumatic. With this in mind, our team works hard to handle all aspects of the case, so you can focus on recovery.
The Potential Slip-and-Fall Hazards at Bed, Bath, and Beyond
This brand operates s1,020 stores around the world. While the number of stores has steadily fallen over the past few years, the company plans to expand its operations with more investments and a push for more sales. One CNBC article reported a target investment of up to $1.5 billion.
Expansion is great news for any company and its customers. However, too strong a focus on sales and monetary performance can lead to lax practices that increase the risk of these and other hazards:
- Spilled liquids or food on the floor
- Exposed electrical components
- Narrow and crowded aisles
- Uneven surfaces
- Poor lighting
- Clutter or boxes in walkways
Possible Injuries You May Suffer After a Slip-and-Fall Accident
The type and severity of injuries related to slip-and-fall accidents can vary significantly. Some injuries might also take a long time to become evident. This is one of the many reasons you should seek medical care after an accident, even if you feel fine. Consider these common injuries:
- Head and face injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
What You Can Get Compensation for After a Slip-and-Fall Accident
If you proceed with a slip-and-fall case against Bed, Bath, and Beyond, your lawyer will review the details of your case and determine how to move forward. In some cases, your lawyer might even decide to delay filing a complaint so that the doctor has more time to better estimate the extent of injuries and long-term effects. These are some of the things he or she might claim compensation for.
When you suffer serious injuries, medical bills can quickly start to pile up. If the injury costs you your job, then you also run the risk of losing the insurance you need to foot the bill. Your personal injury lawyer will review all your medical records and tally up an appropriate cost for the present and foreseeable future.
Pain and Suffering
Some slip-and-fall cases can cause serious mental anguish and cause devastating changes in a person’s life. For example, reactions to chemicals on a slippery floor could lead to serious illnesses or even disfiguration. Similarly, broken bones could cost blue-collar workers, dancers and athletes their careers.
If you do lose your job, then the financial risks increase significantly. Your lawyer will review the full extent of your earning ability, including seasonal fluctuations. This puts you in a good position to get every penny the injury cost you, especially if you might never be able to return to work in the same capacity.
In some cases, the injury is so severe that it has a strong impact on your quality of life. Courts tend to provide higher compensation values when injuries result in long-term or permanent disabilities. Your attorney will also factor in the cost of continued therapy and changes at home to accommodate your disability.
Severe slip-and-fall accidents can sometimes lead to death. While this rarely occurs inside a Bed, Bath, and Beyond store, it is not impossible. In this case, only eligible persons can file a wrongful death suit. This usually included dependents, spouses and some closely related family members.
Why You Should Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer for Bed, Bath, and Beyond Accidents
Many people who suffer injuries choose not to hire an attorney or file a claim because they think they can’t afford it. However, most personal injury lawyers do not charge upfront fees. In fact, our lawyers at Gould Injury Lawyers only get paid if or when you get paid. Consider these additional reasons for seeking professional legal help:
- The store might try to blame you for the accident, but an experienced attorney knows how to fight this.
- Injury cases can be complex and require advanced knowledge of the law and how court systems work.
- Big corporations often try to take advantage of injured people who don’t have legal representation.
- A personal injury lawyer will complete a thorough investigation and work hard to get you the maximum compensation possible.
What To Look for in a Good Personal Injury Lawyer
The last thing you want is to work with a law office that will hand your case off to a junior attorney or a paralegal. You need attorneys who are serious about getting you compensation as soon as possible. Consequently, look out for these factors.
Does the firm specifically handle slip-and-fall personal injury cases at Bed, Bath, and Beyond? Choose a team that has experience and interest in the area you need assistance with. Don’t allow your injury to become a lawyer’s experiment. Our lawyers bring decades of experience to your case.
We have a track record for delivering strong results for our clients. Consider these big wins over the past few years:
- $1.5 million for a motor vehicle accident
- $1.1 million for a private settlement
- $570,000 for workers’ compensation
- $177,000 for a slip-and-fall accident
Additionally, you need lawyers with high client satisfaction ratings. We currently have a 4.8-star rating on Google over more than 100 reviews. Our clients primarily praise our prompt responses, attention to detail, compassion and professionalism. Over the past 14 years, our law firm has become a trusted source of legal services for injured persons in Connecticut.
While it is standard for personal injury lawyers not to charge fees upfront, never assume all law offices do this. If the company does not explicitly state this on the website, ask. If you notice any asterisks or footnotes, read them thoroughly. We stand by our word not to charge clients anything until we win.
Good attorneys strike a balance between attracting clients and serving only as many as they reasonably can. After all, you want an attorney who is focused on your case. Ask for the specific person who will work on your case and try to get a feel for availability. If you struggle just to set up an initial consultation or get a response to emails and calls, this is already a bad sign.
Why Choose Gould Injury Lawyers for Your Case at Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Some law firms attempt to do it all. This can create conflicts of interest or cause them to spread themselves thin. At Gould Injury Lawyers, our team focuses only on personal injury cases and we only represent injured persons. That means our clients never need to worry that their opponents could be previous clients of ours.
By focusing on a very specific area of law, our attorneys have also sharpened their personal injury skills. In fact, our lead attorney has primarily worked in personal injury law for 20 years. Our team has experience with the court systems your cases will play out in, as well as knowledge of the tactics insurance companies use.
Are you ready to get a free case review? Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.
If you suffered injuries due to a slip and fall at any of the following commercial establishments, our personal injury attorneys could help with your case:
- Basking Robbins
- Bath & Body Works
- Big Lots
- Burger King
- Burlington Coat Factory
- Dollar General
- Dollar Tree
- Duane Reade/Walgreens